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Volume 108. Number 11

Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Serving the Hope Community for 108 Years

November 23,1994

Gamblers court Lady Luck Students tempt fortune at Casino Night by Becky Ponka staff reporter Gamblers turned up in big n u m b e r s to take a c h a n c e at striking it rich Friday night at the SAC sponsored Casino Night, A Good Run of Bad Luck. The night began with a rese r v a t i o n - o n l y d i n n e r at t h e "Kletz Korral" with musical entertainment by country singer Teresa. F o l l o w i n g the dinner the doors to "Phelps Phrontier" and the " M a a s Saloon" swung open inviting money hungry gamblers inside. With the price of admission, each student r e c e i v e d $5()0of play money. The ticket s t u b s w e r e put into a drawing and at the end of the night, the w i n n e r w o u l d be whisked off to Disney World for a weekend vacation. The " P h r o n t i e r " offered m a n y t a b l e s of B l a c k j a c k , Craps, Poker, Beat the Dealer, and gambling wheels each with a different theme. Most of the wheels required matching num-

bers but there was also a color wheel and a wheel in which the player matched the values of the money. Bingo was also played that night in the "Maas Saloon." Blackjack seemed to be the most popular g a m e . Each table was full, a line of frantic gamblers waiting for a place to open up. "Once I got rolling on Blackjack, I had a blast," said ' Tony Bull ('98). Beat the D e a l e r was also a big favorite played with dice instead of cards. The game of pure luck required gamb l e r s to p l a c e their bet in hopes that they roll a higher number than the dealer. "I had experience with that game so I knew it would be fun," said Kirsten Heinrich ('98). "Beat the Dealer was the easiest game to make money on." D e a l e r s and S A C w o r k e r s were decked out in saloon style clothing, an add which leant atmosphere. "Saloon girls" passed out drinks while the "sheriffs" kept patrol.

"The S A C costumes made the night," said Shelly Ortell ('95). When the tables finally shut down for the night, gamblers went to the "Millionaire Shop" with money in hand looking for goods to buy with their winnings. Prizes ranged from gift certificates to JP s coffee shop to a new TV and VCR. The leftover prizes were auctioned off and given to the highest bidder. A pair of Rollerblades was o n e of the hottest a u c t i o n prizes. They were bought $40,000 and will be shared by twin sisters Kristen and Tara Hosford ('98). Courtney Stack ('98) paid $6100 for her community service hours to be alleviated. Prizes were limited and at the end of the auction some gamblers were left with handfuls of fake money with nothing to do with it. At m i d n i g h t , the G r a n d Prize d r a w i n g was held and Matt Collins ('98) won the all expense paid, three day trip for two to Disney World in Florida.

Courtney Stack ('98) lucked out of her 20 p r e v i o u s l y assigned c o m m u n i t y service hours, last F r i d a y at C a s i n o Night, sponsored by the Social Activities Committee. Stack used her winnings of $6100 in play money to bid on two 10-hour community service equivalency vouchers that were donated by Derek Emerson, associate director of housing and residence life and also the primary c o o r d i n a t o r of s t u d e n t community service placements. According to Emerson, he has donated the two 10-hour vouchers to the event for as long

as he can remember. "The goal of community service is to get stud e n t s i n v o l v e d in the positive things and C a s i n o Night is something positive," he said. However, some students feel that the positive things that may result from attending Casino N i g h t are n e i t h e r c o m p a r a b l e , nor equivalent to those that may be attained by a c t u a l l y performing a service to the c o m m u n i t y at large. Kelly Raymond ('96), a student who served 30 hours of community service as a result of a dis-

Comm. prof airs on NPR by Julie Blair campus editor

solutions for adults to help make a change. The c o m m e n t a r y was first a written article, Herrick said, but later evolved into a broadcasting piece. decided it might be better as a r e c o r d e d event," Herrick said. "Marketplace is a f a s t - p a c e d , userfriendly radio show aimed at people who are not in business but are interested in it." After Herrick edited his piece, cutting down the segment to a little over two minutes, communication

Quick! Somebody call a talent agent for Dr. Jim Herrick. For the s e c o n d time in two months, the H o p e C o l l e g e professor of c o m m u nication will appear syndacated by the associated press, this time as a commentator in the last f e w minutes of National Public Radio's halfhour busfhess show, Marketplace. An advocate against mass marketJim Herrick p r o f e s s o r Ted ing, Herrick's presenNielsen worked with tation illuminates the dangers of Herrick to beef up the inflections, targeting children with advertisThe pair met in the Lubbers ing. Working from a real-life ex- television studio last Friday to tape ample, Herrick contends society the commentary which will then has left boys in the lurch by pre- be mailed to NPR editors in Calisenting them with only agressive male role models. He then offers see HERRICK page 8

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Women's cross country fares well at nationals

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Student buys time at SAC event by Mellissa Endsley editor-in-chief


c i p l i n a r y action d u r i n g the 1993-94 school year feels that the a w a r d i n g of 'get-out-ofcommunity-service-free' cards is contradictory to idea behind Hope's disciplinary system. "Winning community service h o u r s instead of serving them misses the point entirely," Raymond said. "I learned a lot of s t u f f f r o m serving my community service—most im-

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by Glyn Williams staff reporter T h e Flying D u t c h W o m e n ' s Cross Country team trekked to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to represent Hope College in the Division 111 National championships, one of only two M1AA schools to break into the relm of competition. Though the team finished in the middle of the pack at Saturday's competition, Hope's runners fared well i n d i v i d u a l l y . T h e D u t c h landed in twelfth position, with 275 points, while Cortland State of upstate New York took the trophy with a score of 54. The only other M1AA team to participate in the event was Calvin College, who finished a predicted second, with 115 points. Marie Matchett ('97) finished in 37th p l a c e , w i t h a t i m e of 19:05.7, just barely missing the honor of placing within the top 35 r u n n e r s to be c o n s i d e r e d All-

Americans. Matchett finished less than 15 seconds behind the 35th place runner. "It was a real disappointment that 1 didn't make it into the top 35 and become an AllAmerican...but at the same time I'm happy that 1 did do this well," Matchett said. Other Hope runners included Ellen Schultz ('98) w h o finished 47th with a time of 19:17.8, Amy Leatherman ( ' 9 5 ) in 61st place with a time of 19:33, Sarah Decker ( ' 9 7 ) finished 67th, with a time of 19:37.1, Rebecka Trachsel ('98) c a m e in 125th, with a time of 20:31.5, and Stefanie Oatis ('96) was 145th, with a time of 21:07.4. Matchett predicts the team will be back again next year. " I ' m already really excited about next year's chances," she said. "We did really well, but 1 know that we can do even better." Part of the team's success this

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Programming team places high in regional eompetition A student computer programming team from Hope College earned the college's highest finish in 14 years during the East Central Regional Intercollegiate Programming Competition, which this year was held on Saturday, November 12, in Waterloo, Ontario. A total of 80 teams, including two from Hope, participated in the competition, which is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery. The " A " team from Hope finished 13th among the 80 teams by s u c c e s s f u l l y s o l v i n g five of the eight problems posed. T h e team finished second only to Michigan State University among 16 teams competing from Michigan, and second only to O b e r l i n C o l l e g e of Ohio out of 34 teams from undergraduate institutions. A m o n g four teams entered from M I A A institutions, the Hope " A " team finished

HPD search for suspect by Julie Blair campus editor

ners were determined by the number of problems solved correctly and the total time the team took to arrive at its solutions. The problems ranged from parsing a simple language, to the decimal expansion of f r a c t i o n s , to a program to play "Jack Straws." The host team from the University of Waterloo won the contest and, along with a team from Case Western Reserve University, qualified to represent the East Central Region at the International Contest that will be held in Nashville, Tenn., in March. Both of the teams successfully solved seven of the eight problems. T h e East Central Region includes Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ontario, and all of Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan. -Hope

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Camp experience makes for marketable students In addition, camp counselors need to be very flexible, because things don't always work out exUseful skills that students gain actly as planned due to time conthrough work at summer camp ' flicts or other mishaps, she said. work not only make them more However, such trials also help marketable to future employers, students to learn more about thembut also help students learn more selves, Ortell said. 6 about themselves, Shelly Ortell "I learned more about myself ('95) and Laura Hendrix ('95) told in one summer than I have learned students, Monday, in a conference in practically a lifetime," she said. entitled "Navigating Through the "You're pushed to the limit..,and Camp Experience." that's when you learn the most Ortell and Hendrix, who have about yourself." both had experience working at a H e n d r i x , w h o spent two summer camp, said the kind of months working at a Young Life skills that many employers look camp in the kitchen and on the for, such as leadership ability, team waterfront, pointed out that there work, and presentation skills, can are a variety of positions, other be learned through the camp ex- than camp counselors, available at perience. summer camps. "A lot of it is self-develop"It was a very humbling expement, and that can relate to almost rience," Hendrix said of her work anything," Hendrix said, adding in the kitchen. "You realize that that she was a business major. there are other positions that need A c c o r d i n g to Ortell and to be filled. Otherwise, the camp Hendrix, one of the most impor- couldn't run." tant things that students learn from "The kids were incredible. the camp experience is "humility They were so much fun," Ortell and a servant's heart." said. "I loved every minute of it." "It's not something that you're Both Ortell and Hendrix engoing to get glory for," Ortell said. couraged students to check out 'That's definitely not what camp many different camps, ask quesis all about. But, the kids really tions, and talk to students who have make it all worth it." worked at summer camps. Students build leadership and "You want to find a camp that's team work skills at summer camps going to fit with you," Ortell said. by leading group activities and "We encourage you to find out working with other staff and su- what's available. Every camp is pervisors, Ortell said. completely different."

by Melissa Anderson staff reporter

The Holland Police Department are trying to obtain a warrant for the arrest of an already convicted criminal discovered to be carrying a c o n c e a l e d w e a p o n o u t s i d e of Dykstra Hall Sunday. While out on a routine check around 8 p.m.. Public Safety officers noted a man running down the pathway past Durfee Hall. Officers followed the man to the Dykstra Hall parking lot where they questioned him and then did a search which turned up an illegal butterfly knife. Duane Terpstra, assistant director of Public Safety, reported the man to have been sighted a few weeks before at night outside of VanZoeren, wearing an overcoat, hat and sunglasses. In o t h e r n e w s , a n o n - H o p e party-goer was taken to the Ottawa County jail after he knocked over a Public Safety officer and lunged at another during an o f f - c a m p u s party at 247 E. 13th St., dubbed Homestead. The party was broken up shortly after midnight when neighbors called Public Safety to the scene. Officers arrived to find individuals with bumps and bruises. All injuries were treated on site. Two residents of the 13th St. house were cited by the Holland P.O. for hosting the party.


first. The Hope " B " team finished 65th by successfully solving one problem. The members of the Hope College " A " team were: Mike Crider, a j u n i o r f r o m M u s k e g o n Ben Marty, a junior from Holland; and Boris Gelfand, a senior from Holland. The Hope " B " team consisted of: Darrick Brown, a junior from Holland; Serge Hallyn, a junior from Downers Grove, 111.; and Keri D u n k e l b e r g e r , a f r e s h m a n from Kentwood. All of the Hope teams' members are computer science majors. Herb Dershem, professor of computer science and chairperson of the department, coached the teams. Each of the three-student teams entered in the programming competition received a set of eight problems to solve in five hours. Win-

social sciences, said there were no by Greg Paplawsky other candidates for the job. "We sports editor are pleased to be able to draw upon Dean Kreps, an assistant foot- t h e t a l e n t s of o n e of o u r o w n ball coach at Hope College for nine coaches to fill this position," said Miller. " D e a i f K r e p s will serve years, has been named head coach. Hope well because he understands Kreps will be taking over for Ray Smith who retired at the end of the our institutional and athletic philosophies. He will be able to pro1994 football season, after 25 years vide important continuity to an outat the post. standing p r o g r a m . " Kreps has been a member of the An Illinois native, Kreps served Hope College faculty since 1986. as a g r a d u a t e assistant football He is an assistant p r o f e s s o r of physical education and athletics. coach at the University of Illinois prior to joining the He has served nine Hope staff. He is a years on the football "It has always 1 9 8 4 g r a d u a t e of coaching staff, with been a dream Monmouth College the last four as defenin Illinois where he sive coordinator. of mine to be played football four Kreps has also been head coach at years and was capresponsible for coorthe Division III tain his senior year. dinating the athletic level." He received his masdepartment's recruit-Dean Kreps, ter of science degree ment efforts. He will in athletic adminiscontinue to have acaHope football demic responsibilitration from the Unicoach ties a l o n g with his versity of Illinois in new coaching posi^ _ 1986. tion. His t e a c h i n g "1 am very excited about this specialty is athletic administration p r o f e s s i o n a l o p p o r t u n i t y , " said and s p o r t s m a n a g e m e n t . He reKreps. "It has always been a dream cently made a presentation to the of mine to be the head coach at the Holland Rotary Club on gender Division III level." equity in college sport. Kreps, 32, b e c o m e s only the Since arriving at Hope, Kreps sixth full-time head coach at Hope has initiated a s u m m e r football since 1917. He will switch over c a m p program which annually atfrom defensive and take over re- tracts up to 300 high school athsponsibility for the offense. letes. He has been active in the First "There will be some changes in Presbyterian C h u r c h in Holland, the offense, but I'm not sure what," serving as an elder. said Kreps. Kreps and his wife Kathy have Other coaching assignments t w o sons, Kyle, 3, and S a m u e l , will be determined at a later time. three months. Kathy is a physical Dr. Nancy Miller, dean for the education teacher at Holland High.

High roller heads to Disney by Becky Ponka staff reporter Imagine trying to tolerate another weekend stuck at school and in the blink of an eye being whisked off to spend a weekend in sunny Florida. That is how Matt Collins ( ' 9 8 ) felt when he realized that he had won an all expense paid trip for two to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Collins said that he did not expect to win the Casino Night grand prize and it didn't really hit him until S A C workers asked him who he taking with him because both winners needed to sign some release forms. "1 told them that I was going to take my r o o m m a t e with me and they said that he had to be there to sign too," Collins said. "I ran back to our room to get him and he

w a s n ' t t h e r e . I ran t h r o u g h the streets of Holland looking for him. By the time 1 found him and we had everything signed it was 1 a.m." The winners then received their itinerary, reservations, airline tickets, and $100 in spending money for each of them. W h e n they r e t u r n e d to their room Collins and roommate Mike Ericson ( ' 9 8 ) began to celebrate. T h e celebrating started a bit too early, perhaps, because their R.A. d i d n ' t q u i t e agree with the loud sounds of jubilations that the two were making. "We started screaming and doing somersaults in the hall and in our room," Collins said. " O u r R.A. wrote us up for quiet hours." At 5 a.m. Saturday morning, a limo picked them up at the DeWitt circle and took them to the Grand Rapids airport w h e r e they caught a

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portantly, I learned not to break rules that would get me written up again. I don't think I would have learned that had those hours been alleviated in one night." Justin Fink ( ' 9 6 ) , s o m e b o d y who, like Raymond, has completed his assigned c o m m u n i t y service hours, echoed these s e n t i m e n t s . "My community service was worth a lot more to me than some good luck at Casino Night," Fink said. "I really learned something." According to Emerson, the intention of the 10 hour voucher is to alleviate some, but not all of the assigned service hours. "Most things result in a number of hours that exceed the 10 that could be bought at Casino Night, and the students, even if they do buy the prize, have service left to do," Emerson said. However, Stack purchased both 10-hour vouchers in an end-of-thenight auction which enabled her to eliminate both her original 10 hour assignment, which resulted from

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having an iguana in her dorm room, and the additional 10 hours that were tacked on when her assignment doubled, after she failed to complete her original assignment on tjme. "I did not foresee s o m e b o d y winning them all, that was not at all the intention. I just wanted to support what we consider to be a positive event by donating a prize," Emerson said. "1 have never heard these type of student concerns before." "This is something that we are going to have to think about and possibly re-eyaluate, the appropriateness of having community service hours as a prize at C a s i n o Night," said Richard Frost, dean of students. "This has been a prize at the event for several years and we have never had a negative reaction f r o m the s t u d e n t s prior to this. However, if it is a concern, we will go in and look at it and then make some decisions concerning it."

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by Zach Hegg staff reporter Yet another representative has stepped down from Student Congress, the fourth in the past month. At last Thursday's meeting the Cabinet recognized the departure of Robin Wagner ('96) from her position as off-campus representative. Wagner cited health reasons, time constraints and a general frustration with the bureaucratic tensions in dealings with the administration. "I let d o w n c o n s t i t u e n t s , " Wagner said. MI did not even use the power I had to represent my constituents." Wagner has represented students for the past three years, helping to pass a proposal in Congress to make better use of parking facilities. She also made a bid for the Presidency in 1993. The Cabinet has not yet named a replacement. O t h e r s also cited t i m e c o n -

straints as reasons for leaving. Eric Foster ('95), College East representative, Matt Rapp ('95), an off-campus r e p r e s e n t a t i v e and S h a n n o n Gould ('98), Phelps representative all g a v e r e a s o n s s i m i l a r to Wagner's. Cabinet members say they are not concerned with the loss of four representatives. "People drop out every year, it is just natural," said Vice-President Nina Bieliauskas ('97). Comptroller Mike Yantis ( ' 9 5 ) said he would rather see representatives resign than stay on board as lame ducks. "We need to find some way f o r r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s to f i n d more ownership in Student Congress," Yantis said. In fact; Yantis said he would never resign just for that reason. "...I am to wrapped up in it," he added. President Joel Plantinga ( ' 9 6 ) said C o n g r e s s has the p o w e r to^ make significant changes and should not be discounted as a me-

dium between students and the administration. " T h e y do take us seriously," Plantinga said. He pointed out Congress is not lacking in any amount of power. "Almost each administrative committee has a student representative." He stated that o n e of the biggest influences Congress has is appropriating s o m e $200,000 to student organizations. He went on to point out that this amount of power is not c o m m o n in most small colleges. "We look at things very seriously,"* Dean Richard Frost said. Frost cited several bills, most notably the p o w e r d o o r s added in Dewitt this semester, are reviewed by both Congress and the administration. A f t e r a vote by Congress, the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n installed one motorized door, on either the north or east door. Student Congress also proposed the purchase of picnic tables on the DeWitt patio.

Kollen Hall sponsored 'Dating Game' hooks up residents by Jpdi McFarland features editor "If you were a power tool, what would you be and w h y ? " This and other pressing questions were delved into at Kollen Hall's First Annual Dating Game. Held at 9 p.m. T h u r s d a y in Wichers Auditorium, this R.A. program sponsored by Julie Parnacott ( 97) and Susan Chccklick ( ' 9 7 ) followed the format of the popular TV program, complete with bachelors and bachelorettes, as well as prize packages for w i n n i n g couples. Colleen Antvelink ( ' 9 7 ) started off the questioning with a bang, asking the bachelors which Superhero they would like to be, and began narrowing down her choice of bachelor by asking more direct questions like their ideas of a perfect date. " I ' d have to say w e ' d spend an evening at Meijer's," replied Eric VanRavenswaay ('97). " W e ' d take a walk down aisle 13." "What's in aisle 13?" Antvelink asked. "You and me. We'd settle down in front of that lobster tank and just talk," V a n R a v e n s w a a y answered, as the audience of over 90 Kollen Hall residents roared with laughter. VanRavenswaay's comedic replies got him chosen by Antvelink. Between sets of questioning, Jeff " S p a n k y " Amlott ( ' 9 7 ) took the stage and gave pointers about the dating scene. Contestants were not the only


ones to win at the event. Under selected seats in the audience were vouchers for free popcorn at the Star Theaters. All floors were represented in the program, which was divided into four separate sets of questioning. T w o men a n d two w o m e n were the askers, separated from the view of their answerers of the opposite sex by a dividing sheet. As the p r o g r a m p r o g r e s s e d , some contestants lost the cheesy, fun feel of the Dating Game and got the event confused with Studs, their replies bordering on raunchy, while other's crossed the border and were downright obscene. "1 was really happy with the turnout," Parnacott said. "Everyone seemed to have a really good time. It was a little crass, but everyone had fun." At the end of the show, four c o u p l e s had b e e n matched up. They were A n t v e l i n k and VanRavenswaay, Kent Wattleworth ( ' 9 7 ) and Dano Hop ( ' 9 7 ) , Kris H o l w e r d a ( ' 9 7 ) and Hans Weinburger ('97), and Brett Karis ( ' 9 7 ) and Cindy Pacheco ('98). The couples then drew envelopes c o n t a i n i n g d i f f e r e n t date packages. 84 East, JP's Coffee Bar, and Subs-n-More donated dinners or coffees for two, while movies, bowling,and roller skating rounded out the date packages. The night of laughs ended with the traditional dating game kiss, which the row of lucky contestants blew in unison to thestudent-composed audience.

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I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND: Dano Hop ('97), Lauren O'Dowd ('97), and Leah McAlplne ('97) have a ball on the bachelorette panel of Kollen Hall's First Annual Dating Game In Wichers Auditorium.

Ask the Egret' answers burning questions

by Becky Ponka staff reporter If you have a question about a magpie bird, mushrooms, or barking squirrels, to w h o m do you turn? Do you want to know how exactly snakes keep from tying themselves into knots? These and other science questions are answered by the Egret in the "Ask the Egret" newsletter. The publication is dubbed as "column in which you can find out what nobody has thought to tell you." The newsletter started two years ago and premiered under the name of " D o n ' t be Buffaloed, Ask the Bison." It is supervised by professors O s w a l d , Barney, and Cronkite.

With the start of this school year also c a m e a n e w name and the newsletter was dubbed "From Heron In, Ask The Egret." "It's a great way for students to ask fun questions about biology," said biology student Amy Fischer ('97). The Egret was chosen to be the mascot of the publication because it is the animal that appears on the cover of a textbook used by the science department. However, the identity of the Egret is hidden and remains a mystery to the readers. "We do not know who the Egret is," said biology professor Dr. Van Faasen. "His/her identity is obscure in the mists of the academy." The "Ask The Egret" newsletter is circulated mainly to Biology 111 and 112 students, but non-biology students are also able to sub-

scribe. In addition, there are also many subscribers from different states. Students and teachers alike believe there are benefits to the circulation of the newsletter. "It is a great way to make regular written contact with our students," Van Faasen said. "It is also a way to ask questions you would not dare to ask otherwise." It also shows that there is also a light side to science and it is possible to put a comical twist on things. "We all read it because it is something different," said Janna Winn ('98). "There are funny bits of information." "We carry on some very interesting dialogues with students," Van Faasen said. Students interested in obtaining Ask the Egret can contact Drs. Van Faasen or Cronkite.

CEC's food drive fiefys familiesgive tfianlfe by Laura McKee staff reporter At this time of year we eagerly anticipate the traditional T h a n k s g i v i n g Day f e a s t , but grumble about the dreaded and e x p e n s i v e trip to the g r o c e r y store. For most of us it's a chore, and it is taken for granted that there will be plenty of money in our checking accounts to cover t h e t a l l y at t h e c h e c k - o u t counter. , This really isn't the case for many of our neighbors within the Holland community. Three families will be helped this year as a result of the efforts of the Student Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). T h e C E C held their second annual food drive Nov. 7 through Nov. 22. "This was a great opportu-

nity for Hope students to give a little to help people in the community who are in need at Thanksgiving," said J o e y Tripoli, ( ' 9 6 ) a C E C officer. The C E C is a service organization which tries to connect emotionally or physically impaired or learning disabled children with college students through their resource room at Lincoln Elementary School. T h e f o o d drive is a n o t h e r a t t e m p t to merge the lines between the college and the com munity. Originally the drive was expected to run through Nov. 18, but due to lack of response, the organ i z a t i o n d e c i d e d to e x t e n d it through Tuesday, Nov. 22, hoping to receive more donations. The C E C collected any nonperishable items, such as toilet pa-

per and canned foods. They also accepted cash donations. With the money they recieved they then purchased turkeys for the three families. The three families were chosen by the C E C officers with the help of their faculty advisor Prof. Ron Woltheis. Local businesses were also involved on the drive, giving donations. Family Fare donated a gift certificate and D & W gave extra c a n n e d g o o d s and food. D & W also donated turkeys. The drop-off points were in the residence halls and the education department. "The food drive has gone really well for both years that I have been involved," said Jodi Schamback ('96), secretary of CEC. "People are always receptive and helpful."

FCA makes a comeback opinion, to bounce ideas off of, make them aware of guidelines and procedures—more to be there November 8th marked the first as a support and a help." official meeting of Fellowship of "The original FCA didn't die Christian Athletes (FCA) in sevo u t , " Kesteloot said. " A n y o n e eral years. could get in, and it "This has been c h a n g e d to F C S planned for about "FCA is an excel- ( F e l l o w s h i p of halfa year, but it's Christian Stulent opportunity been incognito," dents). It just disfor athletes to said Rick appeared." Kesteloot ( ' 9 6 ) , become closer to Gugino agrees. one of four stu"We weren't open each other and dent l e a d e r s of only to athletes," stronger in their the group. Bekki he said. "An athfaith." Spencer ('97), lete was defined as — Tod Gugino, Erik C a r p e n t e r anyone wearing faculty advisor ( ' 9 6 ) , and Dave tennis shoes. This Voss ( ' 9 6 ) also will be more of a lead the group. true F C A . " The leaders became involved One difference between the with FCA after responding to a new FCA and the original one is newsletter sent to all athletes by the creation of "huddle groups"— Chaplain Van Heest last year to small groups of ten to twelve athsee if there was interest in restartletes w h o meet once a week. The ing the group. After meeting with day and time of meetings is difVan Heest last year, "he got us a ferent for each huddle group, alcharter and funding," Kesteloot though they are all between Monsaid. He also asked Tod Gugino, day and Thursday and tend to be Kollen Hall Resident Director, at night. Activities for each group w o m e n ' s basketball coach, and are also different, ranging from lab director, if he was interested Bible study to prayer chain to in serving as faculty staff advisor. general support. FCA will meet "I w a s i n v o l v e d with FCA as a large group once a month. while a student at Hope, and my " F C A is an excellent opporsenior year I was president, so it's tunity f o r a t h l e t e s to b e c o m e always been something important closer to each other and stronger to me," Gugino said. in t h e i r f a i t h , " G u g i n o s a i d , "I listen a lot and make sugwhose goal is "just to provide an gestions," G u g i n o said. "Basiopportunity for athletes to get tocally, the students take it and run. gether and grow together spirituI ' m here if they need an extra ally." by Jocelyn Kwiatkowski staff reporter

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Buying time Nothing burns a person up more than walking into a store only to find out that something they recently paid an arm and a leg for is now being sold to others at a reduced price. It is the same feeling you get when you work your butt off studying for a test, only to get the same grade a s somebody else w h o cheated. Many of these situations are out of our control. We cannot keep stores f r o m having surprise sales and w e cannot keep people from cheating. C e s t la vie, as they say. However, there are situations in life which result in people feeling as if they have gotten the short end of the stick. Situations that could and should have been prevented with common sense. For example, two ten-hour community service waiver vouchers were donated as prizes for Casino Night, sponsored by the Social Activities Committee. This means that by simply attending Casino Night, students had the opportunity to buy back community service hours that they were originally assigned as a result of a breaking the rules. The same hours that other students have served, or will serve, as a punishment. In some respects, this sounds like a good idea. It sounds like a good idea to the people in charge of the event, seeing as how the idea of buying time is very attractive to over-loaded college students, thus, this prize may attract more people to the event. Likewise, it seems like a good idea to the potential recipient of the prize, for as a result of their purchase, they will be relieved of an obligation which is often thought of as a pain. In addition, it's a good idea for the person who donated them, as they were able to contribute something very valuable to the event without a monetary cost. The problem in this decision lies in the fact that when students are provided with the opportunity to buy back community service hours, the purpose of assigning them in the first place is defeated. Consider the term "community service hours." Now consider the idea that a person can, and did, "serve" those hours without ever leaving campus. W h e r e ' s the community in that? In addition, what can one really learn from attending Casino Night? T h e r e ' s no denying that S A C does an outstanding job with the e v e n t - f r o m the decoration to the costumes to the games—but is it really a learning experience? It seems as if the object of community service as a disciplinary action and a punishment, ought to be a) to show students that there is something better to do with their time than break rules, and b) to help them to become more aware of the community around them, so that they will hopefully have more respect for it, and the expectations that come along with being a part of it. Attending Casino Night may indeed be a positive event in the sense that it presents students with an opportunity to do something besides break a rule. Yet along with that, it introduces the idea that if you do break a rule, you can get out easy. In short, it devalues the punishment and inevitably discredits the one who issued it.

corrections... 1. O n p a g e 2 of the N o v e m b e r I6[h Anchor, the price o f senior c i t i z e n s ' tickets to "The Nutcracker" should h a v e read $4. 2. On p a g e 4 of the N o v e m b e r 16[h Anchor, B e n j a m i n Perfitt's letter s h o u l d have read "I am infuriated by the number o f Christians w h o have o p e n l y c o n d e m n e d m e . " The Anchor a p o l o g i z e s for any i n c o n v e n i e n c e that these typographical errors m a y h a v e c a u s e d .


Mellissa Endsley Julie Blair Jodi M c F a r l a n d


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Dennis Renner

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Homosexual student argues 4God cares more about humanity that sexuality' Dear Editor, As a lesbian woman on Hope's campus, I would like to address the current debate on homosexuality on Hope's campus, especially as it relates to religious beliefs. It is important for me to say that, though I hold many of the Judeo-Christian beliefs in my own spiritual endeavor, I would refrain from calling myself a Christian. This is because of the organized hate I see as a result of many churches and religious groups, many of which appear on this campus. That said, 1 would like to address Bruce S n o a p ' s N o v e m b e r 16th letter where he stated "In spite of our differences, we are to love. But that does not mean we are to accept all that goes on around us." This is the traditional "love the sinner, hate the sin" argument used by many Christians when they are uncomfortable with something or believe as Snoap does that something (homosexuality) is a sin. As I don't see any point in my arguing that homosexuality is not a sin (since, like abortion, w e ' r e all pretty set in our beliefs on that one), I'd like to

address the idea of loving the sinner but hating the sin. I'd like to say that your "love" means nothing to m e — i s not even remotely real to me—if you cannot accept that I am a lesbian and leave it at that. I d o n ' t need prayer to change me, first because I feel no need to change, and second because prayer couldn't change me (though, if I said the "right" thing after your prayers, you might actually believe that I had been purified of my "inclination of homosexuality," when actually, I would just b e lying to get you off my back). What I do need is the same thing as you—for people to respect who I am, to accept w h o I am and to love who I am. If all sins are the same in G o d ' s eyes, "remove the plank from your own eye" (assuming, of course, that you occasionally sin) before you j u m p on me for something you do not and evidently, will not, understand. If y o u h a t e m e f o r l o v i n g w o m e n , then hate me, but call it that. If you love me because I am a person created by God, then love

me. But to tell me that w h o I am, at the very root of me, is wrong—is a g a i n s t G o d — w h e n it t o o k me twenty-one long years to painfully accept w h o it is that God made me, is not to love me. It is to belittle me, to dismiss my life, and my pain, as some sort of mission project, to refrain f r o m seeing my humanity before seeing my " s i n f u l " sexuality. I would argue that God cares more about my humanity than my sexuality, cares more about how I care for and support other people's lives than if 1 fall in love with w o m e n . And if God loves everyone, God loves me—and I love me, too. And those two loves, it seems to me, are the two most important loves a person can have. Your rhetorical non-acceptant love is just that, rhetoric. If your love for me involves changing w h o I am into something you believe is more acceptable to God, then your love for me is false, only the word "love" and nothing more. I want more. Sincerely, A Concerned and Loving Lesbian

Group of students proclaim homosexuality 'against God's will' Dear Editor: The current controversy over homosexuality has raised several issues which we would like to address. First, in his article, Karsten Trahms, using the Sixth Commandment as an example, argued that traditional Christians use the Bible inconsistently. The problem with his argument is that "You shall not kill" is not a good translation, because the word in the original text is specific to murder. That this is not part of a greater Biblical witness against war can be further seen in later books of the Old Testament, where the Israelites are often commanded to fight and utterly destroy their enemies. There is, however, a consistent Biblical witness against h o m o s e x u a l i t y , b e g i n n i n g in Leviticus, reaffirmed several times in the New Testament. Nowhere in Scripture is there any argument against the proposition that homosexual sex is a sin; Paul even uses it in Romans in his discussion of human depravity. Second, it has been argued that homosexuality is genetic. First of all, this is unproven. The scientists doing the research projects mentioned have flatly stated that they have not yet proved their case. At this point, homosexuality is esti-

mated to be no more than 50% genetic, leaving 50% due to environmental factors, about the same as alcoholism. Second, it is not relevant. We are all fallen creatures; we all are tempted to various sins. For some, the struggle is with homosexuality, for others it is alcoholism, or lying, or something else. We are not excused by our weakness. Third, we would like to respond to the b e h a v i o r Ben Perfitt describes in his letters. Our duty as Christians is to follow our Lord's example. We are called to hate sin, in o t h e r s and especially in ourselves, with all the fire in our hearts, and we are called to love the sinner in the way that Christ loves sinners—enough to die for any o n e of them. This awesome love leaves no room for hatred or fear, no room for physical or verbal attacks, no room for a cold shoulder. We must each remember that w e are no better than anyone else, no matter what they have done. This compels us, however, to respond to Perfitt's last point. It is true that God did not create us to be damned; it is also true that we are fallen into darkness and cannot get out without His help, which means leaving behind those things which do not please Him, such as

homosexuality, premarital sex, drunkenness and gossip. We are not God; it is not blasphemous, though it is wrong, to condemn someone. We c o n d e m n no one, for w e know only too well how much we deserve judgment. However, we see many people around us living lives that are taking them further and further from God, and we cannot stand by while they do so without trying to persuade them of the peril of their condition. T h e r e is only one who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and without Him we have none of these things. He is the only path to God, because He is the only path God made and w e cannot get there on our own. P r o c l a i m h o m o s e x u a l i t y unc h r i s t i a n ? Sin is un-Christian, yes, but w e are n o more perfect than a n y o n e else. Proclaim it against G o d ' s will? Yes, because God Himself has done so. Sincerely, Rob Harrison(,96), Mark Rautiola ('96), Wayne P. Barrett ('96), Dan Acker ('96), T h e p p a n y a Keolasy ('97), John N o w a k ^ ) , Danielle Thorp( , 97), J o n a t h a n B. Stimson ('98), Janel W e h m e r ('96), Daniel Foster ('97), Heather Papanek ('97), and G e o f f Stevens

Student encourages 'debate at a higher level' Dear Editor, Over the last four weeks I have read, with more than a little interest, the articles printed concerning homosexuality. Some argued for the funding of an organization for gays on campus, while others argued against it. They have also addressed the issue of whether or not homosexuality is a sin. While reading these letters two feelings rose up inside of me: anger and pity. I am angry that other people on campus have such radically different feelings on these issues than I do. I am also sad to see where the argument has gone. C. A. Tripp, a well known Biblical scholar, has observed that the issue of homosexuality is a tense one. Feelings rise up inside people t h a t c l o u d e v e r y t h i n g t h a t is learned, and suppress much more.

T h e s e feelings s o m e t i m e s block any positive action that might be taken. This is evident with the recent letters to the editor. It began with Eric Foster stating his beliefs on the issue. From there, it digressed quickly into a flurry of personal attacks. While much information was shown in those letters, all that could have been learned was clouded by the attacks. Indeed, I too, have the temptation to lash out towards Eric Foster and all others who feel as he does. I resist though, with s o m e help, b e c a u s e l a s h i n g out o n l y clouds the issue, and that is not what I want. What I am calling for is debate at a higher level—objective, sound arguments. I am also calling for responses to those arguments, not to the people delivering them. This is a very sensitive issue, and it is extremely tempting to fall into the

trap of l a s h i n g out at o p p o s i n g views. H o m o s e x u a l i t y is here to stay, and w e must deal with it. May w e p l e a s e f a c e it like e d u c a t e d p e o p l e , rational p e o p l e — p e o p l e with an o p e n m i n d t o w a r d s the views of others? We are in college. We are the ones with the privilege of running the country, developing policies on issues, and e d u c a t i n g the future. What has been happening with the r e c e n t l e t t e r s to the e d i t o r has s h o w n a m p l e reasons why we should not be allowed to do this. With logical, sound arguments, and responses to the argument itself, not the ones giving it, we can show why we are privileged with the opportunity to learn and to grow. We are not children on the playground at recess. We are college students. Let it show. Sincerely, J o h n Stull ('96)


Dutch sweep to win tournament by Glyn Williams staff reporter The Hope w o m e n ' s basketball team started their season with the traditional Hope T i p o f f T o u r n a ment, and notched two easy victories into their record. On Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, the Flying Dutch posted victories over Augustana College and Madonna College, with ease to win the tournament. Friday night, against the A u g u s t a n a V i k i n g s , the F l y i n g Dutch wasted little time, as they jumped ahead 9-2 in the first two minutes of the game, and lead 3928 at halftime. At one point during the game, Hope lead by as many as 15 points, as they coasted through with 70-63 victory. A remarkable aspect of the game is the fact that nearly half of it was played with Hope's non-starters, while the Vikings kept the entire starting five in throughout the majority of the ball game. H o p e w a s lead by K r i s t i n Carlson ('95) with 20 points, and Niki Mannes ( ' 9 5 ) with 12 points. On Saturday, Hope competed

with M a d o n n a C o l l e g e f o r t h e game, forcing the Flying Dutch to championship of the tournament, try for the harder, outside shots, and was faced with a scare early on. This strategy worked for Madonna, as the Lady Crusaders were the first as Hope was only able to shoot 32% to score, jumping ahead 9-2, with in the first half, and making a mere H o p e ' s o n l y p o i n t s off of f r e e 3 out of 9 shots from three point throws by Mannes. land. Midway through the first half. Late in the game, Madonna was Hope was behind 14-6. However, still very much within reach, down out of nowhere, the Flying ^ ,w 4 8 - 4 1 , but H o p e ' s Dana Dutch regained their inSmith ( ' 9 6 ) made two spiration and went on a three pointers, and the iHi&on. 22-8 tear, to make the Flying D u t c h ' s lead s c o r e 2 8 - 2 2 at h a l f was now 56-43, and time, Hope was in the the game was clearly lead. out of reach for the An overwhelming Vikings. symbol of the tides of The final score of the game was present in the game was 67-54, and the shot clocks. In the first Hope came out on top. Leadh a l f , with H o p e f r u s t r a t e d and ing scorers for the Flying Dutch stooped. Madonna's defense kept included Carlson, with 15 points, Hope from shooting the ball when and 15 rebounds. Smith with 11 the shot clock expired, therefore points, and Mannes with 13. forcing Hope to accept the violaH o p e ' s next g a m e s will be tion. In the second Half, however, played in the Cornerstone Thanksafter Hope had regained their will giving Tournament on Friday, Nopower and strategy. Madonna was vember 25 and Saturday, Novemthe one forced to accept the shot ber 26. The team's next home game clock violation. of the season will be played against The major reason for the suc- St. Mary's College of Indiana on cess of Madonna early on was the Tuesday, November 29 in the Dow ability to eliminate Hope's inside at 7:00pm.

Men drop game against Swedish pros by Mike McCammon staff reporter Can anyone stop Eric Elliot ('91)? This was a question raised by the Hope college MIAA basketball champions of 1990-91, which Elliot led. Now, it is the same question, only the Dutchmen have to ask it of themselves after Elliot led his new team, Plannja of Lulea, Sweden against Hope College last Tuesday. This was part of an exhibition tour in the state of Michigan for this visiting professional team. From the very b e g i n n i n g , P l a n n j a controlled the pace and outcome of the game. T h e Dutchmen played a very physical defense fighting hard for b o a r d s , but u n f o r t u n a t e l y , there were few shots from Plannja that required rebounds. Plannja consistently took the Hope defense on the first step, and their passing tended to leave Elliot open just outside the three point line. Also, it didn't help that Elliot was shooting well above his 58% field goal average. However, the Dutchmen, led by D u a n e Bosma

('96), did do well against the inside play, and contained Plannja's 7'r powerhouse Kevin Van Veldehuizen. Also, in the first period, it didn't seem like the Swedish team knew the traveling rule as the audience heard a blast f r o m the r e f e r e e s whistle almost every other time d o w n the c o u r t . T h i s aided the D u t c h m e n ' s battle to stay in the game. The Hope offense was energetic and well executed, but every time the Dutchmen had a run Elliot seemed to knock their legs out with a c o u p l e three p o i n t e r s . D u a n e Bosma led the Dutchmen in their offensive attack by showing that score from any range under pressure. The first half was a fantastic battle to watch as Hope tried to counter Plannja's attack, but Elliot was on fire scoring 24 points in the first half. It seemed like no one could touch his shot. When guarded tightly by Hope players starting at the three point line, Elliot was able to pick it up and shoot it with a fast release before anyone could get a hand in his face.


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Greg Paplawsky

MIAA: Better than ever Permit me, if you will, to tell you a story. A story that will be one you may have heard before, or then again, maybe it will be very new and exciting to you. it is the tale of a conference, the oldest and proudest in the land. The Big 10? you say. I say nay. The Ivy League perhaps? No. Do you think 1 would waste my time on a bunch of pansies? W h o is it? you say, who can it be? The answer is simple, my friend. It is the MIAA. MIAA sports are a lot better than people believe they are. The MIAA was founded so far back in history, GreatGreat-Grandpa Paplawsky had not even dreamed of hauling his Ukrainian self over to this country yet. The MIAA has a proud tradition of sportsmanship and competition. The conference is one of the oldest in the nation and demands respect. Simply because it is old, however, does not make it worthwhile. The MIAA is worthwhile for it fields quality teams in most sports year after year after year. It hurts my brain to try to recollect the last time an MIAA school was not represented in the national Division III tournament in any sport. You cannot argue with success. And the MIAA breeds success like a pair of rabbits, bringing forth a slew of baby rabbits to pillage the country side in search of fresh grass and the supple shoots of young shrubs to eat so their bellies may finally feel the sense of true satisfaction that one usually only gets from going to Phelps three times a day and gorging themselves on the ever present delights that are put forth for you to sup upon. Even more relevant to our community is the Hope College sports world. Hope fields quality teams in all seasons of sport. A body has to look no farther than the wonderful achievements of the men's soccer team and the

w o m e n ' s cross-country team to find a sense of school pride. Both teams went to Nationals and we have just started the winter sports season. Hope College athletics always puts a strong contender on the field, so no game or event is a waste of time. The upcoming season should prove fruitful for the Dutchmen. The m e n ' s and w o m e n ' s basketball squads were pre-season picks to finish high in the MIAA. And the swimmers, boy let me tell ya about the swimmers, they are expected to go to nationals again this year. Call me optimistic if you will, but I smell a national championship. In the spring the tennis teams will be able to strut their stuff with the best in Michigan. The baseball team is as good as ever and the softball team has a solid group of returning and wily veterans. Track, although not as huge a spectator sport, should not be missed because they will be a force to be reckoned with, and I feel sorry for the poor schmucks that dare stand in their way. After this year is all said and done, Hope College will be able to hoist another M I A A All-Sports Award to the rafters of the Dow for all to admire and pay homage to. Some may argue that Hope is Division III so attention should not be paid. But we all should feel fortunate we go to a school that produces competitive and successful teams every single year. Not many colleges or universities can say that they contend for the league title every year, but Hope can. MIAA sports and Hope sports in particular deserve your support. They have earned it with quality over a long period of time. Sports are a big part of the college experience, and you are only doing yourself harm by not taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity the Hope College athletic department is offering to you.

Hope sports on the road... M E N ' S H O O P S - T h e Flying Dutchmen captured the championship o f t h e Homecoming Classic at Cornerstone College with a pair of victories over the Univ. of Indiana at South Bend and host Cornerstone. Hope center Duane B o s m a ( , 9 6 ) w a s n a m e d the t o u r n a m e n t ' s most v a l u a b l e player, while co-captain Brad Duistermars ( , 9 5 ) was selected to the all-tournament team. Hope defeated lU-South Bend 107-77. The Dutchmen never trailed. A f ter being tied 2-2, the Dutchmen score twelve straight points, and led at the half 51-39. Five players scored in double figures led by Duistermars who finished with 23 points. Bosma added 18 points, grabbed seven boards, and dished out five assists. Mark Whitford

( ' 9 7 ) chipped in 14, Kyle Plank (*95) had 11, and Tom Gortsema 1*97) scored 13 along with a career best 11 rebounds. In the championship game Hope spanked host Cornerstone 9 9 - 8 8 . T h e Dutchmen used a strong second half to overcome a six point half time deficeit to win the game. Hope shot 68% from the floor in the second half as three players had carrer best scoring efforts. Bosma made 15-of-19 from the field on his way to a career high 37 points. Kevin Brintnell ('96) poured in 14, and Plank came off the bench to score 13 including two slam dunks. MEN'S SWIMMING-The men's team opened up their season with a dual meet win over MIAA rival Alma, 133-86. Eight different swimmers won an event en route

to the Hope victory. The Flying Dutchmen extended their threeseason-long dual meet winning streak to 15 in-a-row. The Dutchmen swept three events, the 1,000yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, and 200-yard individual medley. The men are ranked fifth in the N C A A Division III poll. WOMEN'S SWIMMINGThe women also won their season opener with a 1 3 4 - 9 2 win over Alma College o f the MIAA. This win extended the team's dual meet w i n n i n g streak to 16 in-a-row. Hope had a pair of double winners in the persons of Laura Mihailoff ('97) and Kristen Hoving ('96). The Flying Dutch are ranked number two in the N C A A Division III poll, with o n l y Kenyon,* Ohio above the Dutch.

Call the Hope Sports Line to get the latest scoop!

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Violinist escalates with virtuosity by Sufjan Stevens arts & entertainment editor Combining musical genius with a dramatic appeal, guest violinist C h a r l e s C a s t l c m a n perf o r m e d an o u t s t a n d i n g concert last Friday through the Great Performance Scries. Castleman opened with Beethoven'/S ^ brilliant

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"Sonata in G Major," an illustrious three-part work that is tempered with all of the romantic sounds you would expect from Beethoven. Without sacrificing a bit of control, Castleman pressed forward in each measure, shifting naturally with the piano. T h e trenchant sounds and vivid display of awe-inspiring virtuoso enamored the audience. Castlcman quickly went on with the next work, Cesar Franck's "Sonata in A Major," a four-part work that musically extends even farther than Romanticism and leaves off where Beethoven finished. Over 30 minutes long, the piece diminished at times to an almost soundless tremble, soothing the listeners with barely audible sens a t i o n s . C a s t l e m a n sank d e e p into his spirit to expell such sedate pitches, and reached even farther to bring them to an emphatic climax. The fifteen-minute intermission w a s met with a s e c o n d half of shorter works, each with an added amount of energy. With most compelling m a n a g e m e n t , C a s t l e m a n mastered B a c h ' s u n a c c o m p a n i e d 'Sonata No. 3 in C Major." The simple Adagio unveils passionate t h e m e s and expresses in co m preh e n d a b l e t e r m s all of the tastes of Baroque flair. The Fuga quickly intercepts the spot-

light and coerces the player with meaures of multi-voiced melodies and tri-layered sounds. Castleman showed little strain under the pressure of accompanying himself on the lower register of the violin while providing two separate solo lines in the upper register. H e made his violin sound like three, spitting out compelling chords a n d animated sounds with case. A l o n e on the stage, his control of the sounds and development of music w a s magnified for a completely stunned audience. Equipped once again with his accompanist,Victoria Mushkatkol, Castleman finished his concert with three explosive works: Fritz Kreisler's "Preludium and Allegro," Franz Ondricek's"Barracole"and Henri Wieniawski's "Polonaise Brilliante." The last work was everything possibly brilliant to the listener, f o r it contained countless m e a s u r e s of r o c k e t i n g h a r m o nized a r p e g g i o s and r i v e t i n g scales. The finishing chords of the final piece brought the audience to their feet, while Castleman 'was urged o n t o the stage for an encore. He complied, performing a gigue-like work titled "900 miles." Using techniques s i m i l a r t o that of a f i d d l e r , Castleman humored the audience with a f r o l i c k i n g t u n e , w h i l e Mushkatkol applied drolling accmpanaiment.

Poetry and jazz combine for a night of jollity by Sufjan Stevens arts & entertainment editor For a c o m f o r t a b l e evening of cool jazz and suave poetry, bring a friend to the Big BlueTrain, a night with writer Paul Z i m m e r and The John Shea Trio. Sponsored by the English department and Opus, the reading will take place at t h e K n i c k e r b o c k e r Theatre, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Z i m m e r ' s subjects range from jazz to baseball, from friendship to love, from confronting morality to living through atomic tests, while his interests e x t e n d b e y o n d the bounds of such substantial f o r m s and often reflect passionate images in his work. Z i m m e r e n g a g e s s u b j e c t s in poetry that R a y m o n d Carver has

e x p l a i n e d as " r e a s o n for t a k i n g heart. I don't know anything in recent poetry that can match its shrewd hu- ^ mor and tonic high spirits." Director of the University of Iowa Press, Zimmer has published eleven books including Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems which won an Award for Literature f r o m t h e ^ W * " American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, The Great Bird of Love which was selected by the late William Stafford for the National Poetry Series, and most recently Big Blue Train. S u s a n S o n t a g h a s s a i d of

Z i m m e r : "His p l a y f u l n e s s with his o w n persona is unf l a g g i n g and stylish," while Z i m m e r ' s readers and listeners agree his chara c t e r is u n doubtedly rich with humor and charm. This wit a n d l i g h t elegance will c o m b i n e w i t h the / n p ' V suave sounds of the jazz trio to m a k e for a comfortable, entertaining presentation. "Jazz and the blues are—or at least the rhythms and feelings—always present in my work," Zimmer

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"Art hath an enemy called Ignorance" —Ben Johnson It was a bit vexing last Friday 0 see so many Hope students cave early from the concert featuring the world-renowned violinist Charles Castleman. They evidently felt the hour-long first half was a bit too much to sit through. I also found it a bit pathetic that only half of the Knickerbocker was filled during the production of the O m a h a Magic Theatre last month. It was even more disgruntling to watch over 60 viewers leave the program early in "utter disgust." Furthermore, I felt a bit uncomfortable watching a movie at the Knickerbocker Theatre two w e e k s ago with only two other people in the theatre. T h e s e examples reveal a definite quandary in the more acquired tastes" of art f o r m s offered here at Hope. Many students seem either unaware or wholly uninterested in the more eccentric modes of art and culture in the Holland c o m m u nity and on campus. But I feel it is essential for the average Hope student to allot time for entertainment that goes beyond observing raisins bouncing in Mountain Dew at Phelps. Our interests should extend to the resources m a d e available by the college—such as the Great Per f r omance Series and the Knickerbocker Theatre. Okay, so maybe you feel you aren't incredibly stimulated by a Bulgarian romance flick with sub-titles, and maybe T h e O m a h a Magic Theatre is a bit too provocative for your tastes. 1 feel this is where you need to extend your artistic capacities and experience more abstract areas of art just for the sake of experience. College is inevitably a period 4 of exploration. Therefore, it is vital for a student to take advantage of every possible means of exposure and use his knowledge from these discoveries to evaluate other f o r m s in the future. Next to vocational preparation, this seems to be the sole purpose of college.

Another barrier between you and the "art w o r l d " may be money. You may ask yourself, " H o w can I afford to g o to a ballet when I c a n ' t even afford d e o d o r a n t ? " What you may not know is that the college makes an honorable effort to bring fantastic p r o g r a m s t o the c o m m u n i t y at little cost to the student. Season subscriptions for the Great P e r f o r m a n c e Series, for e x a m p l e , are only $20. If you attend every performance, this c o m e s out to be less than $2.90 per show, (which is a bit less than L a d y ' s Speed Stick). While most college p r o g r a m s offer student rates, all faculty and student recitals and ensemble concerts are totally free (just like c h e c k i n g at Ottawa State Bank). I am also aware of the great time constraint on most students. That 21 credit load with 3 j o b s and t w o girlfriends just d o e s n ' t seem to allow any time for a . Thursday night poetry reading. Well, this is w h e r e efficient prioritization c o m e s into play. An indispensible skill for success in college is that of organization; this edifies the complete, well-rounded student and prepares him for reality. Thus, it s e e m s ludicrous to rob yourself of the richness of your c o m m u n i t y ' s artistic sphere and inevitably endorse cultural and artistic ignorance. Or if you could care less about your artistic awareness, I might add that a good violin concert does wonders for the nerves. Just because you are a j o c k doesn't mean you c a n ' t enjoy Strauss, and just b e c a u s e you are an astute pre-med recluse d o e s n ' t mean you c a n ' t get a thrill from Shakespeare. All of these are as equally e d i f y i n g and thoroughly stimlating as football and microscopes. So, drop 8 credits, quite your j o b at Party Mart and treat your t w o girlfriends to a Bulgarian r o m a n c e flick and the Knick for a bit of "exploration ^nd e x p o s u r e . " You never know what you might discover.


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A PROBLEMATIC EXISTENCE Theo Robert There are serious problems that prevent black students from having a good experience here at Hope. One problem in particular is the inconsiderate faculty. As you may well know, many of the black students here at Hope come from low-budget c o m m u n i ties and the education that we receive in these communities (and there is no reason to deny it) is sometimes not as great as the education that a student receives in a white community. Like myself, other black students try to make the most out of what w e ' v e got. Several black students that have come to Hope have shared their experiences with me when they felt that their professors seemed to lead them in the wrong direction. The problem is that some black students come into college having less knowledge on a particular subject than white students. Students pay a lot of money to go to college to learn and it is the paid professor's duty to teach the students. If the professor is not getting through to a student, than it is his/her job to find a different way of teaching the material so that the paying student may learn. T h e black student, who hasn't received the same quality of education, is told by the professor that they should think about dropping out of a class or changing their major. What!! We, the students of Hope College or any college, are paying thousands of dollars to learn and should not have to hear a professor tell us to

drop a course or change our major. The professors should encourage students to go to study sessions, to work with someone who has better knowledge of the subject or suggest that the student get a tutor. Another problem that black students face here at Hope College is that there is a lack of African or African-American related courses. We've been learning about European and American history and other subjects that deal with the two all our lives. When will Hope begin to enforce the same effort towards teaching African or AfricanAmerican courses that they put towards Western courses... or is it that our heritage is not as important? Many black students and I think that Hope should (I'm not saying it hasn't tried) really push not just for black professors but for professors of other minority groups. Don't get me wrong, I have some good relationships with professors here on campus and they are good people. But there are other times when other minorities and I wish to be taught by someone of our own race, times when we want to talk with a professor of our own race, times when we need to see someone who has achieved the goal that we are striving for and ask them what it is like and what we should do to prepare ourselves. So, is Hope College a good place for blacks? Right now, I think not, but maybe in the near future...! hope.

Hope is a place that totally had to grow on me. At first I felt like I was on a deserted island. This feeling came from the fact that there were not too many faces on campus that resembled mine. Being a Black-Mexican woman is quite rare. I felt that if I said anything I would be viewed not as a student, but as a BlackMexican woman asking a question where everything I said would be critiqued. Therefore I often remained silent. I noticed that some of my professors would avoid looking at me directly or not call on me. This was all quite a shock for me because I was an intelligent, outgoing student in my high school. My self-esteem went way down. I had also been popular in high school, which meant I had to know how to dress. Well, that was no longer a big issue because I

L A N S I N G - As if handling the affairs of Michigan weren't time consuming enough, recently reelected Governor John Engler and his wife Michelle became the proud parents of triplets last week. The 46-year-old Engler repressed no emotion as he witnessed the cesarean delivery of his three new daughters. "It is the most special thing that anyone can do, and Michelle and I had the chance to do it three times today," Engler beamed amid tears. The triplets, Margaret Rose, Hannah Michelle and Madeleine Jenny are doing well, though Hannah Michelle required oxygen following birth. H O L L A N D - Holland resident Ernesto Ramirez filed a citizen's complaint with the Police Department after being subject to a investigation of his house by police who behaved in a " R a m b o style" manner. The police, who suspected that Ramirez's 17-year-old son was involved in the malicious destruction of property, were very hostile and impolite, according to Ramirez. Citizen complaints against the Holland Police Department are on the rise, largely in part to the increased law enforcement presence made possible by the federal Weed and Seed grant. Ramirez also complained about the frequency that his son, Rafael, has his car searched. He says

Hope College is witnessing record growth and enrollment with yet another substantial freshman class. With this trend expected to continue, the college already has designs for a new dorm and cafeteria. This raises the question of whether the growth will add or detract from the Hope College experience. Hope students said...

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felt that people wouldn't care anyway. Hope was definitely not an extension of high school for me. I noticed that when I smiled at people it was almost as if some barely looked up, if that. I got to the point where I couldn't take it. So I left. A black w o m a n by the name of Jermaine Pellebon-Smith inspired me. I can't thank her enough, because now I ' m back and I love it here! I've experienced what I call a "Rebirth." I no longer concern myself with thoughts of people who do not like me just because of the color of my skin, the texture of my hair, or the gender that I am! 1 know from receiving support from Dr. David Myers and Maura Reynolds that Hope College is not just an institution that I attend, but it is also my school. If I was to walk around "angry" for the rest of my education at Hope,

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students and faculty like Myers and Reynolds would never have the chance of getting to know me, and 1 them. This lack of communication would never serve to dilute the stereotypes with which races are labeled to keep ignorance alive and well. This is not to say that there is an excuse for racism, because there is not. I am saying that my eyes have opened to another world; one that embraces me as tightly as I embrace it. However, it sometimes saddens me to know that on campus and in the world, people who call themselves Christians think that someone of a different race or religion is not just as much a child of God as themselves. The solution to the problem is to cure our minds of ignorance and hatred and thus ensure that the disease of racism will perish.

that his son has been pulled over seven times in the past two months, and wonders whether it is due to the targeting of Hispanics by the police. N E W Y O R K - Cab Calloway, renowned band leader, singer, and song writer, died Friday at the age of 86. Calloway performed for 60 years, along the way discovering an unknown Dizzy Gillespie and promoting the careers of Pearl Bailey and Lena Horn. He is best known for the high energy Minnie the Moocher, which included the popular chorus of "HiDe, Hi-De, Hi-De-Ho." Calloway was also famous for his scat refrains, which he actually credited to a faulty memory- he couldn't remember the words. Calloway had suffered a severe stroke June 12 at his home in Greenburgh, N.Y., and passed away in a Delaware nursing home with his family at his bedside. F L O R I D A - Tropical Storm Gordon wreaked havoc across the state, generating tornados and thunderstorms in its 200-mile path through Florida. The storm, which poured down over 20 inches of rain, is responsible for at least five deaths and the destruction of dozens of homes. Gordon took an even greater toll on Haiti, which reports over 400 deaths.

Coufdy ou "Truth is, occasionally, I'm not very smart." Incoming House Speaker Newt Gingrich, apologizing for calling Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton "counterculture McGovernicks" and "enemies of normal people" during the campaign These folks like manliness and guns. They don't like Clinton because he doesn't seem too manly. He lets his _. SMM m'M: wife do too much." /-

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" Increased numbers are bad, since I see classes filling up and people not getting the classes they need. Phelps [cafeteria] is frustrating!"— Cindy Zirbel ('96)

'Right now growth is not good because we don't have enough housing. If we expand we'll be fine." —Tony Wilkerson ('96)

Arrington, on why Democrats are losing favor in the eyes' of Southern voters ill

If you want an expert on war, you get a retired general. I'm not exactly a general, but I am retired." Sydney Biddie Barrows, a.k.a. the Mayflower Madam, discussing her new job as a cable-TV analyst 3/ for the Heidi Fleiss trial <

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Van Wylen Library Thanksgiving Break Hours Vayber a Utile bigger, but not too big. It's big enough where I can still see people I don't know, but when walking through campus I always see a lot'of friends."—Sarah Northrup ('97)

"I don't think they should increase the size because that's a reason I came here. Smaller classes are good because there are more personal relations with the professor. People aren't numbers."—Mindy Woolard ('97)

7 am for growth as long as Hope continues to seek out excellence in each potential student. The greater the numbers increase, the more perspectives we'll encounter, thus, our opportunities for growth are maximized—Chris Heaton ('96)

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KELLY: Stop s t r e s s i n g - o n l y 11 days til the Windy City. Stay off the front porch and you will make it! L. Bo Risky: You do what you gotta do to get the job done. Remember that you are insignificant in the grand s k e m e of things. Peace, Chop.

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Kirsten: No more pelvic stands!!! We hate them! B&K Spacey:Do you feel a draft? Hotel 8 just ain't the same as our little bungaloo. Thank God for the stud in the khaki.

ERIC: I think you are the hottest man on campus and I had a great time last night. Hoping to see you soon, you know where I live. Stop by. Love, DAVE.

Jer Bear — I love you... Now Always and Forever. Thanksgiving will be w o n d e r f u l . — Sweet A s Roses

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said. John Shea and The John Shea Trio will return to Hope for their fourth concert in the Visiting Writers Series. Pianist John Shea has become well known to area j a z z lovers through his appearances at the Blue Lake Jazz Festival and his involvement with area public broadcasting stations. The trio also includes bassist Elgin Vines, has appeared on television with the band New Direction on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show. As a student at Nor-



folk State over 30 years ago. Vines paid his tuition by playing in various gigs around the Virginia Beach area. His gracious style and depth of sound offer the trio a sense of ease and jollity. Outstanding drummer and composer Ric Troll will join the trio for the performance. The Hope College Jazz Chamber Ensemble will play before the reading and the Big Band will play after. Come early and enjoy a full night of jazz, poetry and fun.

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year was the fact that all but two of the runners r e p r e s e n t i n g Hope are experienced. "We had two girls that had n e v e r b e e n t h e r e

before...but now they have the experience and know what to expect for next year," Matchett said.

calendar of events... Arts and Entertainment Nutcracker: A PlayFri. and Sat. Nov. 25 & 26, 8p.m. both evenings and 2 p.m. on Sat. DeWitt main theatre

Campus Events Blood DriveTues. Nov. 29, until 4:45 p.m. Maas Aud.

Student Organizations Amnesty InternationalThurs., 8:30 p.m., Kletz



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6 a.m. Delta flight to Orlando. When they arrived in Orlando, a t a x i t o o k t h e m to D i s n e y ' s Dixielandings Resort located inside the M a g i c K i n g d o m w h e r e they would spend the next two nights. "We loved the hotel, the room was on a corner and it had 2 wind o w s , " Collins said."They had a couple pools and we swam a lot and met a ton of p e o p l e there, even s omeone f r o m Holland." The first place they went to was Disney World's Magic Kingdom. They enjoyed Space Mountain and T h u n d e r M o u n t a i n Railroad but their favorite ride w a s the Teacups. Sunday w a s spent a M G M Studios where they watched Disney cartoons being made, saw Alladin's parade, and rode the Great Movie Ride, and the Tower of Terror. Monday w a s their last day there and they were still in disbelief that they had w o n . "We woke up and just could not b e l i e v e that w e w e r e really in Florida," Collins said. The pair returned to the Magic Kingdom on Monday where they road the monorails. Pirates of the Caribbean, the race cars and took one last spin on the Teacups. They spent their last couple hours rushing through Epcot. They packed their bags and left the Orlando airport at 6 p.m. Their exciting weekend w a s drawn to a close when the limo dropped them off at Hope at about 11:30 p.m. For Collins and Ericson the trip was exiting and unbelievable. "We still can't believe it that we w o n , " Collins said. " T h e weather was beautiful and we loved Disney. It was something neither of us will ever forget."


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fornia for a final editing session. "You've got a very clear, fine and resonant voice people will be drawn to listen," An NPR editor told Herrick over the phone during the taping. "Try to convey a sense that this is mental grit, that it is something you are working over." Indeed Herrick has worked over the subject matter. Not only has he


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G a m b l e r s d a n c e d the night away after a long day of intense chaotic g a m b l i n g when the "Phrontier" was transformed into dance floor. Many students were pleased with the outcome of the night and came away with prizes in hand and smiles on their faces. "I expected it to be fun and it was a lot of fun," said Allison Van Lonkhuyzen ('98). "It was so intense and 1 couldn't stop. I think I need to go to g a m b l e r s a n o n y mous."

spoken about the issues to general community and academic groups, but in September, Herrick's article on why he, a professor c o m m u t a t i o n , doesn't own a telev i s i o n , w a s p i c k e d up on t h e newswire and republished in over 15 papers including several in foreign languages.


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the m i n u t e y o u g e t h e r e , " Hultgren said. "You direct, produce and edit, stuff you wouldn't get to until your last semesters at a bigger school." The Nykerk piece is slotted for airtime on Hope College's Channel 6, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. Due to an overwhelming request for dubbed copies. Video Services will not be taking orders. The Anchor Hope College D e Witt Center P.O. Box 9000 Holland, MI 49422-900<

Enviromental Issues GroupThurs., 6:30 p.m., Lubbers 101 Chemistry Club MeetingWed., 7 p.m., Mac Lab, Peale Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMon., 7:30 p.m., Maas Fellowship of Christian StudentsMon., 9 p.m., Phelps Women's Issues OrganizationTues. 11 a.m.. Chapel Basement

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